CLIM Transition Workshop: 14-16 May, 2018

Deadline for applications for this workshop was March 30, 2018


This workshop will take place at SAMSI, Research Triangle Park, NC


The transition workshop for the CLIM program is an opportunity for the active working groups in the program to exchange results and share their perspectives on common issues. This workshop is focused on recent research progress that has been made in connection with the many research areas spanned by the CLIM program. Sessions of talks dedicated to each working group will feature presentations by active members. The workshop also seeks to facilitate planning for continuing collaborations on further research questions to extend beyond the period of the CLIM program.

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Speaker Abstracts
Participant List

NOTE: Timings are subject to change as event planning continues. Each session has at least one plenary speaker (denoted P) who is asked to summarize the work of the entire working group and has 30 minutes – other speakers have 20. As new information becomes available, it will be updated here.

Monday, May 14, 2018
SAMSI in Research Triangle Park, NC.

Description Speaker Slides
Working Group I: Remote Sensing
Introduction to Remote Sensing Working Group (Plenary) Amy Braverman, JPL/Caltech
Optimization Methods in Remote Sensing Jessica Matthews, NC State University/NOAA
Incorporating Spatial Dependence in Remote Sensing Inverse Problems Jonathan Hobbs, JPL
Statistical Emulation with Dimension Reduction for Complex Physical Forward Models Emily Kang, University of Cincinnati
A Notional Framework for a Theory of Data Systems Maggie Johnson, SAMSI
Statistical Approaches for Un-Mixing Problem and Application to Satellite Remote Sensing Data Zhengyuan Zhu , Iowa State University
Working Group III: Data Assimilation
Sea Ice, Unstable Subspace, Model Error: Three Topics in Data Assimilation (Plenary) Amit Apte, ICTS
Projected Data Assimilation Erik Van Vleck, University of Kansas
 Understanding Sea Ice Data for Data Assimilation Christian Sampson, SAMSI
Working Group XI: Detection and Attribution
Overview and New Modeling Directions (Plenary) Dorit Hammerling, NCAR
Tunable Testbed for Detection and Attribution Methods Nathan Lenssen, Columbia University
Inference on the Future State of the Climate Through Combining Multiple Interdependent Huang Huang, SAMSI
Working Group X: Ice Dynamics
Overview of Ice Dynamics Working Group (Plenary) Murali Haran, Penn State University
Overview of Sea-Ice Modeling and Statistical Challenges Deborah Sulsky, University of New Mexico
Ice Model Calibration using Zero-Inflated Continuous Spatial Data Won Chang, University of Cincinnati
Metrics for Evaluating Sea Ice Models Yawen Guan, SAMSI
Working Group IX: Food Systems
Overview of Food Systems Working Group (Plenary) Hans Kaper, Georgetown University
Resilience of Food Networks Kaitlyn Hill, University of Minnesota
Agent-Based Modeling for Food Systems Adway Mitra, ICTS via Webex

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
SAMSI in Research Triangle Park, NC.

Description Speaker Slides
Working Group VIII: Environmental Health
Accomplishments of the Environmental Health Working Group (Plenary) Brian Reich, NC State University
Projecting the Impact of Temperature Changes on Human Mortality Veronica Berrocal, University of Michigan
The Relationship Between Extreme Events and Human Health in a Changing Climate Jesse Bell, NOAA
On the Probability Distributions of the Intensity and Duration of Heatwaves Sohini Raha, NC State University
Multiple Health Risk Factors Kimberly Kaufield, LANL
Bayesian Spatial Propensity Score Analysis: Unmeasured and Spatial Confounding Bo Li, UIUC
Working Group II: Parameter Estimation
Activities and Progress in the “Parameter Optimization in Climate Modeling” Working Group (Plenary) Ben Timmermans, LBNL
 A Fast Particle-Based Approach for Computer Model Calibration Ben Lee, Penn State University
Working Group VII: Stochastic Parameterization & Machine Learning
Stochastic Parameterization of Subgrid-Scale Air-Sea Fluxes (Plenary) Adam Monahan, University of Victoria
Accounting for Model Errors Due to Sub-Grid Scales by Stochastic Parametrization for Data Assimilation Fei Lu, Johns Hopkins
A Generative Adversarial Network Stochastic Parameterization of the Lorenz ’96 Model David John Gagne, NCAR
Working Group XII: Risk and Coastal Hazards
Risk and Coastal Hazards (Plenary) Brian Blanton, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill/RENCI
The Nexus of Climate Data, Insurance, and Adaptive Capacity Rob Erhardt, Wake Forest University
Modeling Weather-related House Insurance Claims with Machine Learning Approach Asim Dey, University of Texas at Dallas
Estimating Extreme Storm Surge Levels: A Statistical Perspective Whitney Huang, SAMSI
Working Group XIII: Statistics in Oceanography
Statistical Analysis of Oceanographic Data from Argo Profiling Floats: Progress and Challenges (Plenary) Mikael Kuusela, SAMSI
Estimating Oxygen in the Southern Ocean using Argo Temperature and Salinity Donata Giglio, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Discussion on Statistics in Oceanography Michael Stein (Discussant), University of Chicago

Wedneday, May 16, 2018
SAMSI in Research Triangle Park, NC.

Description Speaker Slides
Working Group VI: Extremes
Advances in Understanding of Climate Extremes (Plenary) Ken Kunkel, NC State University/NOAA
Investigating Precipitation Extremes in the US Gulf Coast through the use of a Multivariate Spatial Hierarchical Model Brook Russell, Clemson University
Extremes and Networks: A Review of Activities Ansu Chatterjee, University of Minnesota
Semiparametric Models for Extremes Surya Tokdar, Duke University
Planning for FINAL REPORT; Group Discussion
Special Lecture: Climate Extreme and Max-stable Processes Raphaël Huser, KAUST

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